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Work-Related Deaths Archives

Construction workers lead nation in workplace fatalities

There are boring jobs, dirty jobs and disrespected jobs. But there's a career for everyone, and workers in all professions take pride in the care they take in their products and services. Some jobs, however, are notably more dangerous than others -- creating hazardous conditions and workplace injuries.

What should you expect to pay for a funeral?

A family member is killed in a work-related accident. It's a tragic event that has a dramatic emotional impact on your family, but you also know that you need to take some time to think about the financial realities of the situation. How much is that funeral going to cost?

Can you sue an employer for a wrongful death?

Workers' compensation benefits are designed to be a no-fault system. It generally doesn't matter who was negligent -- the employer or the employee -- when someone gets injured or killed on the job, workers' compensation is designed to compensate either the employee or any close surviving relatives that were dependent on the worker.

Senate bill proposes capping pro athletes' benefits

Many people complain that pro athletes are grossly overpaid, but there is no denying that they are in an industry that churns them up and spits them out in a short span of years. Often they suffer career-limiting injuries and risk being killed from an especially hard hit or even a fast-pitched ball.

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